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@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

It's completely pointless... whch is exactly the point. Hundreds of workers showing up 50 minutes before their shift is over.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

We're on strike until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday->Wednesday). Which means I will clock in at midnight and work until my shift is over... 50 minutes later.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:48 PM)

Hahaha, awesome.

@  Cybersnark : (09 December 2018 - 09:36 PM)

But The Pillows prefer to kill you with Poison Rock'N'Roll

@  Rodimus Supreme : (09 December 2018 - 10:23 AM)

Pillows can kill you softly.

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 07:26 AM)

His song.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 December 2018 - 05:34 AM)

But is anything killing you softly?

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 03:03 AM)

Oh don't be ridiculous. Some things are killing us quickly!

@  Rodimus Supreme : (08 December 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Isn't everything just killing us all slowly?...

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2018 - 09:23 PM)

Except the planet of junk actually fosters life, as opposed to the garbage patch which is just killing us all slowly.

@  RichardT1977 : (08 December 2018 - 11:11 AM)

I realized the other day that the Planet of Junk/Junkion is the interstellar counterpart to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

@  unluckiness : (08 December 2018 - 08:56 AM)

awards are a joke to begin with. One for video games makes it twice so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 December 2018 - 03:21 AM)

Sorry, I had beans.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 11:50 PM)

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Always hopeful yet discontent, he knows changes aren't permanent, but change is!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 07:16 PM)

Nonsense. Everything changes, the cycle is an illusion.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Turning, turning, turning through the years. Minutes into hours, and the hours into years. Nothing changes, nothing ever can. Round about the roundabout. Round and round and back where you began!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 06:56 PM)

The change was you got something off your wishlist. Be happy about that if nothing else!

@  wonko the sane? : (07 December 2018 - 02:09 PM)

I finally got something off my steam wishlist! but managed to add another title immediately: so there was no change. Dang it.

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 01:46 PM)

They're the thieves everyone is talking about though!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (07 December 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Wrong Phantom thieves!

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 11:04 AM)

I thought they were just trying to take the Lupin Collection pieces

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:25 AM)

damn you Phantom Thieves and your "Take Your heart wallet" motto!

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:23 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw whaaaaa????? :o *sees trailer* AAAAARRGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Great, Waspinator got exploded again.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 02:39 AM)

Taka, Tora, Batta: Ta-To-Ba! Tatoba, Ta-To-Ba!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 12:08 AM)


@  Waspinator : (06 December 2018 - 11:39 PM)

that is super weird

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 11:32 PM)

My brain broke!


Joker... From Persona 5... In Smash....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 10:25 PM)

That doesn't suprise me.. I'm more waiting for Rockstar to pull a Bethesda.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:46 PM)

Red Dead is running wild over the Game Awards. More than a few have been awarded where I don't feel they should have won.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:11 PM)

Marvel Ultimate Allience 3 Switch Exclusive for 2019!?

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 08:57 AM)

The red plastic holding it together kinda worries me. It's the gummi kind of clear plasstic andmoving it feels uncpomfortably close to tearing.

@  Shrug : (06 December 2018 - 08:17 AM)

Yeah, that happened to mine a few weeks ago. Common problem.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 08:05 AM)

Oh for cryin' out loud, the yellow part on the back hinge of my TR Weirdwolf broke. Bleh. At least the red is still there I guess.

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 04:59 AM)

Man, I still haven't gotten past Rock Tunnel.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:28 AM)

You know nothing.. NOTHING! Eevee is our lord and savior! He will give us the cuteness we need! ;) No seriously.. Both Pika and Eevee in the games are way OP and Eevee can learn elemental moves to replace evolving.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:22 AM)

It's cute, what other point does it need?

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 03:17 AM)

I can get Pikachu not evolving, the species has had decades of not evolving. But Eevee without evolution seems... pointless?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither can Pikachu... And you don't need Eevee to evolve!

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither of them can evolve as starters.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

Also damn it my mouse wheel broke. What a pisser.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

It can't evolve.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 02:29 AM)

How dare you! You KNOW Eevee is the obvious choice!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 December 2018 - 05:48 PM)

Finished mine a few days ago, and just bought myself (I really shouldn't have, but did anyway.) let's go pikachu with the pokeball.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:47 PM)

Mostly. There's a book en route to my mom's house from the UK and I don't know if it'll arrive before January.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:46 PM)

Christmas shopping: complete.

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

(which would lead to a bunch of bad jokes about him selling a line of cashews, almonds, and pecans)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

That would make sense per the precedent of Kamen Rider OOO ("Kamen Raidā Ōzu").

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:35 PM)

Wouldn't it be pronounced "Kamen Rider D's"?


Phil's review of Power of the Primes Starscream

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 08:55 AM

For more pics, click on the image above

Robot Mode: Remember Animated Starscream and his truly humongous chin? Well, this Starscream here tries to outdo him with his truly, epically humongous feet. Can we call him Bigfoot Starscream? Epic Boots Starscream? Super Feet Starscream? Anyway, Starscream has really big feet, it’s pretty much the first thing I noticed about him. Second thing to notice: he basically carries his jet mode on his back, very little of the actual robot becomes part of it. The jet cockpit on his chest is faked, too. Which isn’t a bad thing in and of itself, mind you, but not a good start, either.

Overall Starscream is a somewhat strangely proportioned robot, but not quite so much as to appear comical. As usual he has his null ray cannons on his upper arms (or shoulders rather), which can be removed and held in hand, too, If you want. The fact that they’re affixed to the shoulders instead of the upper arms somewhat limits the possible shooting-poses, but it’s not a big thing. Additionally Starscream carries the two feet for his combiner mode (see below) with him, each of which can also serve as a container for a Prime Master or the so-called Seeker Enigma Starscream also has as an accessory. The Feet-Matrix-Holder-Guns can also attach to Starscream’s shoulders and have the weapons plugged in, allowing Starscream to give a pretty good Galaxy Force Starscream cosplay.

Overall the robot mode isn’t bad, but not particularly good, either. I was very much looking forward to a Voyager-sized G1 Starscream (we never had one of those before), but the robot mode is mediocre at best. Probably not the reason to buy this figure.

Alternate Mode: Unsurprisingly Starscream once again transforms into a jet. It still vaguely resembles his classic F-15 Eagle mode, but looks somewhat rounded and a bit stunted. And then there is the underbelly. Now there are jet-mode Transformers with very little underbelly (only very few), jet-mode Transformers with some underbelly (most of them), and then there are jet-mode Transformers where pretty much the entire robot mode just hangs there underneath the jet, barely disguised. Sadly, this Starscream here is one such jet-mode Transformer.

Well, as long as you look at the jet from the top, it looks pretty good. It has a front landing gear, too, though the need for a rear landing gear is removed by the fact that Starscream’s humongously huge and epic feet are still there in this mode, easily serving that function. The guns from his robot mode remain plugged into his shoulders and are now somewhat under the wings. Of note: Starscream’s sticker on the jet note reads D-22 – his original G1 Takara ID number – and on the wings you can read “Ghost Attack”, referencing Starscream’s time as a ghost.

Bottom line: one of the worst jet modes I’ve ever seen outside the 1-Step-Changers and other super-simplified toy lines. Definitely not a reason to buy this figure.

Combiner Mode: The redeeming feature on this figure (and the one NOT advertised on the packaging, interestingly enough) is that he can become the torso of a Combiner Wars style combiner. Starscream basically does a handstand with his jet mode wings, cockpit, and robot mode legs forming the chest of the combiner. A new head flips out from his chest, wearing the crown we remember from the 1986 animated movie. And speaking of movies, the resulting combiner torso bears a strong resemblance to the general design of the live-action movie Starscream, being a very broad, powerful-looking guy.

To my knowledge the Starscream combiner does not have a separate name (likely Starscream’s ego would not allow it to be called anything but Starscream or possibly King Starscream), nor a fixed team. In the pics above he has Dreadwing as an arm and Darkwing, once I get him, will form the other one, but use whatever legs tickle your fancy. Combiner Starscream can also carry either the Seeker Enigma or a Prime Master in his chest, simply open the panels above his cockpit. So bottom line: Combiner Starscream looks really good. This is the reason to buy this figure.

Remarks: Nothing much needs to be said about the character of Starscream, I believe. He is so famous that he’s got his own TV trope named after him (the treacherous second-in-command of the evil boss is ‘The Starscream’). So after sitting out Titans Return (and getting but a repaint in the preceding Combiner Wars), Starscream now returns for Power of the Primes with an entirely new mold.

As toys go, though, this Starscream here is a mixed blessing. The jet mode is one of the worst in a long time, the robot mode is only so-so. What saves this figure is the combiner mode, which looks pretty cool and manages to be a multiple homage at the same time, too. So in closing I can only say: if you want a Starscream combiner, then this figure is for you. If you are merely looking for a good stand-alone Starscream figure, though, there are better options for you to look at.

Rating: C

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 03:05 PM

This mold works much better as Elita in my opinion, but he's not bad really minus the overdone stickering.  The combined form could use a weapon again.

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